Can you tell me how to solve 5 minus z over z equals 9?

If I understand your question correctly, I believe you are solving (5 - z)/z = 9. If you are, then here are the steps below:

(5 - z)/z = 9 Given

(5 - z)/z * z = 9 * z Multiply both sides by z

5 - z = 9z Simplify

5 - z + z = 9z + z Add z to both sides

5 = 10z Simplify

5/10 = 10z/10 Divide both sides by 10

1/2 = z Simplify

z = 1/2 or 0.5 Symmetric property

## Comments

Thank you